Another stoush has broken out between State and Federal Governments over environmental approvals for the highly promised dredging of Trinity Inlet to allow larger cruise ships into Cairns. What can one say except to note that the $40 million promised in the election has blown out to a cost of $85 million to $110 million before even any kind of economic or environmental report has been released?
It is noted that being wrong by more than 100% on cost is apparently no justification to require further analysis with the State committed to the project? The report commissioned by the previous Government has been acknowledged but remains unreleased!
As Maxwell Smart would say .......
Many previous links on this and there could be a good opening for another rant on multipliers if I can find the postings on the suggested economic benefits of this v the magnificent multipliers also suggested for just $8 million for the entire state in airline incentives!
Cairns Post report: http://www.cairns.com.au/article/2012/08/30/232939_local-news.html
Previous post at Cairnsblog is also noted: http://www.cairnsblog.net/2012/02/lnps-dredging-trinity-inlet-is-reckless.html